Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Hexagons On-the-Go + Kit Idea

 Anytime we go anywhere that is over an hour in the car, I am making hexagons! This past weekend we drove six hours (round trip) to see our daughters and I made hexagons.

And I got this done:

These are 1" hexagons. 

  Also, here's a peek at  my on-the-go Hexagon kit:

It's just a little snap bag. I love that they are quick to make only needing two fat quarters and takes  I've made them for my daughters bridesmaids, all the girls in our family,and  I think I have my own like the one below. Oh and they make great gifts! Okay, inside my little snap bag I have:  

  • my glass template 
  • a ton of paper templates
  • thread
  • needles 
  • scissors
  • pre-cut 2" strips. (BTW: A great way to use scraps!!) I usually have enough strips to make two flowers. As you can see, my glass template fits perfectly on the strips. I just snip, snip and start sewing. (My husband is such a smart guy. He makes stain-glass and thought of this little template for me.)

Easy as 1,2,3!

Purple 1"  Glass Hexagon Template

Happy travels for sure!

PS: Hexagons are a great way to use up our scraps!!!

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  1. Gorgeous colors for your hexies. Great kit as well.

  2. Your hexie block is beautiful and that little snap bag is perfect for carrying your supplies! Thanks for sharing.
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  3. Hello Val! Nice to meet another quilting enthusiast! Your hexies are so cute. I will have to try those 1" size ones. I saw a video the other day where someone was using a glue stick making hexies (glue to the paper hexagon template). I picked up a glue stick while at JoAnn Fabrics. I can't wait to try it. Your little traveling snap bag is darling too!

  4. I just started my first hexy project and I love taking it with me. Your husband is a clever chap! I love the purples in that flower, very pretty :o)

  5. Yes! Just how I made my hexies too - while on the move, but in the air and not in the car. I don't have a husband who's into handicrafts, so I rely on Marti Michell for my tmplates. Also good!

  6. A glass template, who'da thought!! Did you finish a hexie quilt?


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